Kingman Municipal Court
(620) 532-3112
324 North Main St.
P. O. Box 168
Kingman, KS 67068-0168

JUDGE:
James Mathis

COURT CLERK:
Denise Niedermann
(620) 532-3112
(620) 532-2147 (FAX)
324 North Main
Kingman, KS 67068

CITY PROSECUTOR:
Curtis Watkins
(620) 532-3108
(620) 532-3110 (FAX)
410 North Main
Kingman, KS 67608


COURT SESSIONS:
Generally 2nd Friday of each month at Kingman Courthouse Courtroom Third Floor
130 North Spruce
Kingman, KS 67068

COURT PROCEDURE:
Arrive Early
Your Name will be called for your appearance
Wear proper attire
If you have questions please call ahead of time

DIVERSION PROGRAM:
A diversion program is offered by the City Prosecutor's Office that may allow your charge to be dismissed upon completion of certain requirements. For information call Curtis Watkins, City Prosecutor at 620-532-3108.

Municipal court exists in approximately 397 cities in Kansas and have jurisdiction over violations of municipal ordinances occurring within the city limits. It is these courts that most citizens come into contact with the administration of justice.

The majority of cases in the municipal court consist of violations of city traffic ordinances. Other cases include violation of City ordinances including curfew violations, property misdemeanors, person misdemeanors, and traffic misdemeanors.

A person is not entitled to a trial by jury in municipal court; all evidence is heard by the municipal judge. If a person is convicted, the judge may impose a fine, a jail sentence, or both, in accordance with city ordinance. An appeal from the municipal court may be taken to the district court of the county. The appeal will be heard by a jury if the defendent make a timely, written request for a jury trial. However, there is no right to a jury trial in an appeal of an ordinance traffic infraction case or a cigarette or tobacco violation case, and such a case must be tried by the court.